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One of the common symptoms in pregnancy is excessive salivation, also called ptyalism or hypersalivation.
The normal daily secretion is approximately 1 liter and increases at times of food intake, and can exceed 10 liters in cases of severe hypersalivation.
It usually occurs around the sixth week of pregnancy, and normally disappears around week 20 of gestation spontaneously, although some women remain with this uncomfortable disorder until they give birth.
It is one of the symptoms less studied by doctors, and there is little bibliography of scientific interest, since more importance is given to other digestive symptoms such as nausea and vomiting.
The most commonly attributed cause is hormonal alteration typical of these months, and is often associated with the nausea and vomiting that women present in these weeks. Another possible cause of increased salivation is gastroesophageal reflux, which occurs or worsens in pregnancy.
A curious and interesting fact is that the sialorrhea disappears when the woman goes into deep sleep.
There are many home remedies to control this disorder or at least to reduce how annoying it is to have a mouth full of saliva, although the most important thing is to reassure the future mother by telling her that it is not a worrying symptom, although it is annoying. How can we improve the symptoms ?:
- Eating foods that do not cause a great attraction to the pregnant woman, in the sense that it does not enhance salivary secretion.
- Tooth brushing as soon as the first symptoms begin to be noticed
- Chew gum to help swallow excess accumulated saliva.
- Mouth rinses.
- Meals in small and frequent quantities.
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